Do you know that saying about how you’re supposed to eat at least five takes of fruit and vegetable a day? Yeah, that one. The one which seems impossible to follow; the one which makes you feel so guilty that you cannot help but open a bag of chips and hope that one day those crunchy pieces of goodness will bring as many nutrients as the green stuff.
Yes, we’ve all been there. And it seems especially hard to be healthy when we all have such little time on our hands! But this health craze that social media is going through is really not unfounded. And if you’re somebody who struggles when trying to keep healthy, look no more: there’s somebody in Barcelona who’s new concept of a coffee shop will make you want to be healthy every day.
His name is Christian Martínez, and he’s the founder of a new place in Barcelona called Green & Berry. His shop specializes in juices of all types. And the cool thing about them is that the juices are pressed with a special machine so that they don’t lose any of the nutrients they would have in their solid form.
Even though the place has only been open for a couple of weeks, it is already gaining popularity amongst people in the neighbourhood. And we can really see why: while we were chatting with Christian, he told us that he considers his shop to be specialized in “Healthy Fast Food”. The whole concept of Green & Berry revolves around the fact that, even though we are more rushed and stressed than ever, we shouldn’t stop eating healthy just because the food is a bit tougher to prepare.
Christian originally came up with the idea after living for a year in Manhattan, where the health craze seems to have really taken off. And even though he had never studied anything related to juicing, he decided to jump all in. After many moons and a ton of work, he has finally opened his own shop.
And people seem to be really happy with it. Not only because the juices are extremely good (we tested!) or because the place has that hip vibe that many coffee shops aspire to have, but because this shop means not having to worry about finding the perfect balance between yummy and healthy. Each of the juices is filled with 2 kg of fruit and vegetables, and because of the machines that they purchased, they are able to use up every last bit of the produce they put in the juice. No wonder people are starting to come here every day to get their own vegetable fix of the day.
The store is also filled with amazing vegan treats that make your mouth water before you even go inside the shop. We especially recommend the oatmeal. It was the perfect comfort food after a full day of work, and we’ve been raving about it for the whole week!
But let us tell you, we’re going to be raving about this place for a very long time. Even though it’s pretty new, it already has everything a coffee shop needs to be succesful. And we’re sure it will be. We’ll definitely come back again for some more of their liquid goodness.